104 suspected dengue cases in Kolar district

­ The Aedes mosquito, which is responsible for the spread of Dengue fever among humans, sucks blood from as many as 20 people. There by spreading the fever to 20 people at a time, said District Health Officer Dr B G Prakash Kumar.

He was speaking to mediapersons during a health workshop organised in the city recently. Kumar gave some interesting facts about the mosquitoes. The Aedes mosquitoes, after satisfying its hunger, doesn’t bit any people for next two days, he added.

All the vector-borne diseases are spread by female mosquitoes. The Anopheles mosquito which spreads malaria bites human beings only during night while the Aedes mosquito, which spreads dengue, bites human beings only during day time, Kumar said and added that mosquitoes were intelligent flies.

“Aedes mosquito during its life span of 14 to 21 days, lays as much as 300 eggs. It lays eggs at the bottom of fresh water source and on the walls. Hence, it is not sufficient to just empty the water collected in materials like broken pipes, tyres, pots and others but also clean them with bleaching power.”

There are 104 suspected dengue cases and 22 cases have been tested positive for dengue and two causalities have been reported, he added.

High cases of Malaria have been reported from Mulbagal taluk, particularly from, Pichchagutlahalli, Yalagondahalli, Cholanagunte, Aavani, Nagasandra, Kempapura, Minajenahalli, Batlabaavanahalli and Tatnakunte. Malaria cases have also been reported from Uddapanahalli and Karadibandeyalli villages of Kolar taluk, Kumar added.
The cases are on rise in primary health centres of Aavani, Devarayasamudra, Urikunte, Metturu and Narasapura.

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